Cervical Lymphadenopathy

Chapter

Abstract

Cervical lymphadenopathy is common in children. The condition frequently results in a child’s referral to a pediatric surgeon for further evaluation, and surgical intervention is often required. The majority of these masses represent benign disease, but the possibility of a malignancy exists. Parents often experience a significant amount of anxiety, and so it is important that pediatric surgeons are comfortable with the evaluation and management of these common lesions.

Keywords

Lymphoma Influenza Neuroblastoma Sarcoidosis Measle 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatric General SurgeryDrexel University College of Medicine, St. Christopher’s Hospital for ChildrenPhiladelphiaUSA

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